Micro YYC is an urban microgreen operation located in Calgary that has been providing fresh microgreens and shoots since 2015. Vanessa Hanel is the owner/operator of this micro business and it was her love of gardening and good food that lead her to start growing greens. Micro YYC has come a long way since its inception in Vanessa’s basement, and now operates out of a 1500 square foot warehouse with a team of 6 part-time staff and distributes microgreens to stores, restaurants and markets in Calgary and beyond. 

Micro YYC’s microgreens are grown year-round, indoors, in soil, without the use of synthetic inputs. Seeds are certified organic whenever possible. All Micro YYC products come in compostable packaging that is made from plants.

Microgreens are packed full of nutrients, fibre and are good sources of plant-based protein. They are an excellent addition to salads, sandwiches, wraps, stir-fry’s, smoothies, and are an excellent nutrient, flavour and colour boost to any meal. You can order sunflower shoots, pea shoots, classic mix and spicy mix microgreens as well as wheatgrass (pet grass) from the Organic Box. The best part about microgreens is that they are always local and always in season!